L’École Culinaire is offering an international culinary program excursion to Tuscany, Italy. From May 31 through June 7, those who make the trip are scheduled to stay in 14th century villa hotels located in Figline Valdarno and partake in hands-on cooking classes led by Chef Claudio Piantini. The trip also includes authentic Italian meals and excursions throughout the Tuscan region of Italy including a walking tour of Florence.
“Typically L’Ecole Culinaire concludes its degree programs with culinary trips like this one,” says John Womick, Dean of Culinary Studies for L’École Culianire. “We are excited to present a trip of this caliber to the general public which offers an intimate look at Italian cooking and also the Tuscan region of Italy. Whether you are a novice or an advanced cook, this trip guarantees an unforgettable opportunity to learn more about the deceptively simple approach the Tuscan’s use in their pursuit of good food.”
Included in the package are five nights of accommodations at Hotel Villa Casagrande [built into the cities original wall and dates back to the renaissance] in Figline Valdarno and one night accommodations at Rome’s Grand Hotel Beverly Hills, round-trip airfare and transfers from St. Louis to Rome, four hands-on cooking classes, meals, transfers and excursions. The package is offered for $4,700 per person and based on availability.
For a complete itinerary or to learn more about this culinary trip and how to schedule, please call L’École Culinaire at 314-587-2433.